What Is Reflexology?

09 Sep 2014

  Reflexology is widely used across the world as a form of alternative medicine. It is believed that there are reflexes in the feet, hands, and ears that correspond to every part of the body. Here at the Green Yoga Spa we pride ourselves on the results and feedback we hear and see from our clients. Nelson Beck, certified reflexologist, uses pointed pressure on exact reflex points in the foot that can effect muscle aches and pains as well as the entire organ system. The effects are sedating to the nervous system. Improving circulation, assisting in relief from digestive problems, and providing a better nights sleep are just a few.

Calling All Soon To Be Mothers

06 Sep 2014

Are your hands & feet swollen? Do you suffer from the discomfort of back or neck pain? Are you experiencing leg cramping? Well, look no further than our prenatal massage therapies. Here at the Green Yoga Spa we offer our clients a comfortable sideline position with extra cushions so no extra pressure is put on the lower back/pelvic area.  Get relief from your headaches, fatigue, and daily aches today! Stop by or call to book your appointment.  

Announcement: We are moving!

28 May 2014

New location, new hooome Green Yoga Spa will be moving one block in downtown Urbana. Green Yoga Spa plans to open its new location at 302 W Elm St. in July! During the move, doors will be closed June 28th -June 30th. The new location is not so new to Mary Wolters. Over the past two years, she has been using treatment rooms in this lovely Victorian Day Spa for private yoga lessons, thai yoga massage, and meditation groups. The Green Yoga Spa plans to reopen with all of the same services on the menu, including massage therapy, reflexology, and naturapathic medicine. Green Yoga Spa and Living Yoga Center were unable to find collaborative space together. They are sharing the same timeline:.

Just because its funny…

08 May 2014

12 YOGA POSES FOR STRESSED MOTHERS… make sure to check on the funny names.  http://www.hollowtreeventures.com/2013/07/12-yoga-poses-for-moms.html

Reflexology and Arthritis

06 May 2014

Many individuals experience the painful symptoms of arthritis in their daily lives. However, there are some ways to relieve these symptoms and its called Reflexology!! What is Arthritis? Arthritis is a joint condition that involves inflammation and pain. There are over 100 different categories of arthritis, but the main two are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis- “Osteoarthritis (OA), the most common form of arthritis, is a progressive degenerative joint disease characterized by the breakdown of joint cartilage associated with risk factors, such as overweight/obesity, history of joint injury and age.” Rheumatoid Arthritis- “Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), a systemic disease characterized by the inflammation of the membranes lining the joint, which causes.

Osteoporosis

24 Apr 2014

Women everywhere! This is important! More than 40 million American already have osteoporosis or at high risk, YIKES! This blog is dedicated to the prevention of osteoporosis and how to naturally manage the effects of it. Enjoy! First! What is osteoporosis? In laymen’s terms it is the weakening of the bone because of the lack of production of the bone tissue, thus leading to increased risk of fractures and breaks.   Prevention Calcium and Vitamin D supplements!! Make sure you are getting enough of both of these! Healthy Diet! Here are some bone healthy foods to consider eating.   EXERCISE!!! The most effective are weight-bearing exercises and muscle strengthening! Examples of.

Benefits of Massage Therapy for Cancer Patients

24 Apr 2014

Cancer is a very sensitive topic for some individuals, but it is important to openly discuss the benefits of massage therapy for patients. This blog is going to be dedicated to how beneficial message therapy is for these individuals. I hope this blog is helpful and persuasive. Everyone at Green Yoga Spa genuinely would like to relieve and ease the stress and pain of an already intense process.    Research Studies: “Role of Message Therapy in Cancer Patients” The authors of this study are focused on message therapy and its benefits for cancer patients. They used multiple studies and compared their findings. Below is a summary of their findings. Massage.

Migraine Headaches

15 Apr 2014

To all of those that suffer from Migraine headaches, here is some resources for relief!     What is a Migraine headache anyway? According to How-Stuff-Works a migraine is a process of many steps. Pain-sensing cells in your brain stem (nociceptors) notice a change and release a chemical (neuropeptides). This chemical attacks other pain-sensing cells nearby, making them more sensitive to pain. They also release neuropeptides. Some of these chemicals begin to work on the muscles surrounding the blood vessels near the surface of your brain. Those muscles relax, making the blood vessels dilate and causing more blood to flow. This is where doctors think the aura in a classic.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

08 Apr 2014

This weeks blog is dedicated to shedding some light on carpal tunnel syndrome! Have you ever felt a strong ache in your wrists that made you nervous that there could be something wrong in there? Well, here are some quick tips, diagnostics, exercises, and even videos! Enjoy! What is Carpal Tunnel?  Your nerves and tendons are protected by “tunnels” that are formed by the bones and ligaments, but when a the bones and ligaments press up against those nerves that run through the wrist, it causes the pain the hands and wrists. Causes of Carpal Tunnel?  There is no exact cause but most of the time it is a result of excessive use.

Sciatica Pain Relief

20 Mar 2014

Hey all! Many patients suffer from Sciatica and lower back pain. Here are some quick references and tips that you can do right at home! 3 quick exercises! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htgyPKNHUls For Yogies! How to incorporate yoga into sciatica relief! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9f1Y4OV3QlA This website provides stretches that you can do to relieve you lower back pain. Pictures and instructions included! http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Backpain/Pages/sciatica-exercises.aspx There is also a neat book that is available on iBooks.  Pain Free Motion for Your Lower Back- Relief Without Meds, Injections, or Surgery